The Spartans football team played undefeated Maple Heights in the first round of the OHSAA Playoff’s in Division II, Region 5 on Friday, November 2. The Spartans scored first on a safety with 7:52 left in the first quarter. Alex Huzicka and Tina Arcuri made the tackle on the quarterback and the Spartans were up 2-0. With 5:12 left in the first quarter, Mike O’Horo scored on a 3 yard run and Tommy Fryda converted the PAT to put the Spartans up 9-0. Maple Heights scored just before the first quarter ended and the score was 9-6 in favor of the Spartans.
In the second quarter, Maple Heights struck first with a touchdown, but Tommy Fryda converted on a 27 yard field goal to make the score. Heights scored again before halftime to make the score 22-12 in favor of the Mustangs.
In the second half, Maple Heights scored 20 more points and the final score was 42-12. Senior Joe Ieraci was the leading rusher for the Spartans running for 148 yards on 29 carries. Senior quarterback Michael O’Horo competed 7 passes out of 14 attempts for 57 years. Junior Connor Miller was the leading Spartan receiver on the night catching 3 passes for 36 yards.
The Spartans end the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 6-5. This was the second consecutive year in a row the Spartans have qualified to the State playoffs.